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Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Appalachian Autumn NC | by johanhakanssonphotography
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Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Appalachian Autumn NC

One of our highlights of visiting the North Carolina High Country is to explore Grandfather Mountain State Park and to ride the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Commenced in 1979, the project proved quite a delicate feat as engineers and architects, along with environmentalists worked to achieve a design that would not harm and also protect the delicate natural habitat surrounding Grandfather Mountain.


Upon its completion in the mid 1980's, the Linn Cove Viaduct has been recognized as an architectural marvel, marking the final link of the Blue Ridge Parkway, connecting Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


It has become a signature attraction for tourists and photographers alike, and is evidence, in my opinion, of what human hard work and ingenuity can achieve.


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Best wishes for a wonderful Valentine's weekend!


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Taken on October 14, 2017